[OS X TeX] Re: [XeTeX] Microtypography?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue May 9 17:17:40 EDT 2006

Le 9 mai 06 à 18:47, Philipp Mathey a écrit :

> Ok, thanks. What is this texdoc thing ?

Apparently, the standard Linux system for reading the documentation  
of TeX and related programs, utilities, packages, etc.

Try for example, in Terminal:

	texdoc TETEXDOC
	texdoc amsfndoc

There seems, however, to be two problems:

- Using texdoc requires a trip to the Terminal, which many users of  
TeX on the Mac (including me) will prefer to avoid whenever possible.

- The documentation of TeX and its relatives does not follow any  
logical naming scheme (see the above examples).

Apparently, again, that's why a derivative texdoctk is born, (i)  
providing a GUI to texdoc and (ii) using a dedicated database to  
relate each TeX relative to a list of keywords and to the name of its  
doc. Unfortunately, it seems the installation of a special Perl  
module is required, which isn't installed by default.

Bruno Voisin
(who must confess knowing practically nothing about texdoc, and  
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